Pest Photo

Black imported fire ant (IFA)

Solenopsis richteri

Black imported fire ant (IFA) (Solenopsis richteri) is an insect pest of agricultural commodities. It is a native of South America and was first detected in Alabama in the 1930's.

This ant is a human health hazard due to its aggressive behavior and painful sting.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
Survey Maps